Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.
Update August 1: Facebook is currently down again right now, you can find full details here.
Update: Facebook is back after that 30-minute outage, and the company has provided comment:
Earlier today, we experienced an issue that prevented people from posting to Facebook for a brief period of time.
We resolved the issue quickly, and we are now back to 100%. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Our original post continues below
Hold the phone, Facebook.com is not working!
Yes, if you’ve found yourself unable to get your daily fix of BuzzFeed listicles, cat pics and baby photos worry not — it seems that you are not alone since the social network is down worldwide. The company’s mobile apps and developer platform are also affected.
The outage began at 00:55 PDT, as downdetector shows. Ordinarily that wouldn’t be a big deal, but when the site is question happens to be the world’s largest social network — which serves over 1 billion people and is linked to other services across the web — then it’s noteworthy.
We’ve reached out to Facebook for more details.
FACEBOOK DOWN AGAIN???
— Kitty Chirapongse (@gnarlykitty) June 19, 2014
Folks telling me they’re having trouble accessing #Facebook in Thailand, HK, Australia, Japan, and Holland. — Newley Purnell (@newley) June 19, 2014
Headline image via Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images
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